- The Annual Report to the Nation provides recent trends in rates of new cancer cases (incidence) and death rates (mortality) in the United States.
- Overall, cancer death rates decreased 2.3% per year (on average) among males and 1.9% per year (on average) among females.
- Cancer death rates decreased an average of 0.9% per year among AYAs, and an average of 1.5% per year among children between 2015 and 2019.
- The most common cancer types among children included leukemia, brain and other nervous system, and lymphoma, with increasing incidence trends for all three from 2001-2018.
This year's Special Topic focuses on the relationship between cancer diagnoses in the U.S. and the disruptions caused by the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Between March and May of 2020, cancer registries recorded far fewer cancer cases than expected. April of 2020 had the lowest number of cancer diagnoses for all six cancer sites: breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, pancreatic, and thyroid.
- While the rate of new cancer diagnoses hovered around predicted levels in the second half of 2020, it did not make up for the drop seen between March and May.
- ARN Part I Press Release
- ARN Part II Press Release
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